How to Keep Your Skin Hydrated All Day, 24-7

  I've got super finicky skin. It's not sensitive in the typical sense — I don't usually break out from new skin care products or have rosacea or anything. But I still suffer from hormonal breakouts (when will it end???), battle an oil slick of a T-zone in the summer and more recently, dry up … Continue reading How to Keep Your Skin Hydrated All Day, 24-7

The Lazy Girl’s Guide to K-Beauty

  You know who you are. Chill. Relaxed. Laissez-faire. You’re not so much lazy as you are, shall we say, leisurely. And when it comes to skincare, you consider less as definitely more. You’re not alone. Over half of young women still sleep with their makeup on once or twice a week. According to the … Continue reading The Lazy Girl’s Guide to K-Beauty

Move Over, Snail Slime; the New Magic Ingredient in Korean Skin Care Is Bee Glue, a.k.a. Propolis

  A decade or so ago, my parents came back from a business trip to Brazil. I was eager to see what souvenirs they brought back — Brazilian coffee? Christ the Redeemer figurines? At least some Havaianas? — and was surprised when they presented a handful of throat sprays with the word “propolis” written across … Continue reading Move Over, Snail Slime; the New Magic Ingredient in Korean Skin Care Is Bee Glue, a.k.a. Propolis

The Hottest Asian Beauty Trends You Need to Know

  In my latest story for Composure Magazine, I highlight five hot beauty innovations out of South Korea and Japan, from the oft-praised cushion compact, which I cannot emphasize enough needs to be in every woman's beauty arsenal, Asian or otherwise, to the super convenient, super easy patting splash mask, which will transform the way … Continue reading The Hottest Asian Beauty Trends You Need to Know